Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.
1) The Artbar, at the Royal Sonesta, is starting off their Summer Series with a special Opening Party on Monday, June 19, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The evening will feature sips from Jenny Johnson & Champy with summer bites from Executive Chef Brian Dandro. You will also get to sample and vote for Champy-inspired cocktails submitted by three of Boston's cocktail enthusiasts. There will also be Jazz music on the Patio, hosted by Rich DiMare.

To make Reservations, please call 617-806-4122

2) On Friday, June 23, from 7pm-10:30pm, Uncommon Feasts is hosting a pop-up dinner event to celebrate Summer with a feast showcasing the best flavors of the season, with ingredients sourced locally from New England. The event will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 25 Monmouth Sweet, Brookline. Start with platters of small bites to have with refreshing negronis, natural champagne, and rosé, while you make some new friends. Then take a seat to enjoy a plated first course, followed by family-style main course, cheese platters, and dessert, all with wine pairings from The Wine Press. Enjoy live jazz by the talented Eduardo Mercuri throughout the evening and as the night winds down, end with a little digestivo before heading out into the warm evening air.

Jyoti & Aaron from The Wine Press will be serving up negronis and biodynamic natural wines for the evening. Mandy from Hummingbird Events will be setting the scene for the evening. Mandy approaches event planning the way Michelle approaches her menu planning, with a highly customized and personalized touch. Abby & Eric from Myrth Ceramics are generously providing some of their beautiful ceramics for the feast to be served in. Beth from Elizabeth LaDuca Photography will be capturing images throughout the evening. Eduardo Mercuri will be providing live music throughout the evening. Eduardo is a talented Brazilian jazz guitarist and Berklee alumni.

Appetizers: House cured salmon with minced herbs, James Beard's favorite spring onion sandwiches, sweet pea pancakes with pickled vegetables, fava bean purée on crisps, French breakfast radishes with handmade butter, chicken liver mousse crostini
First Course: housemade pork rillettes with pickled rhubarb and spring onions. served with dandelion greens with mustard vinaigrette and platters of sourdough bread
Main Course: roasted lamb served with sauteed greens, fried stuffed squash blossoms with romesco, summer Farmer's market salad
Cheese Platter: That will be entrusted to their favorite cheesemonger
Dessert: berries and cream, assorted cookies Moroccan mint tea, Masala chai
Housemade digestivo

Cost: $125 per person
Purchase tickets at Eventbrite

3) Get Fired Up for Summer at the Posto Block Party on Wednesday, June 21, from 5:30pm-7pm. The fun-loving team at Alpine Restaurant Group want you to get a sizzling start on summer at their Posto Block Party with pizza, prizes, refreshing drinks and more! Outdoor games like Corn Hole and Giant Jenga will be on hand, and a DJ will provide party vibes all night long. Grab your crew and head down. Oh...and four legged friends are welcome to join in the fun.

EAT UP: The Posto Mobile pizza truck, will be cooking up wood fired pizzas to order.
DRINK UP: An outdoor bar will have Aperol Spritzes and Rosé available by the glass
GET LUCKY: Try your luck at the "Slice 'o Life" prize wheel to win pizza inspired give-aways!
WHERE: The Posto parking lot located at 187 Elm Street in Somerville.
HOW: The event is free to guests 21 and older. Make Reservations through Eventbrite

4) Rosebud American Kitchen and Bar invites guests to join their team as they travel to tropical paradise every Tuesday evening. To kick off summer, Rosebud American Kitchen is channeling tropical vibes at its new Tiki Tuesdays. Rosebud will be switching to "island time" at 5 p.m. every Tuesday with a special menu of tropical dishes and drinks; island beats; and a decked out staff.

Rotating specials include drinks like Rosebud Tiki Punch, Pineapple for Two, House Mai Tai, Popsicle Shots, and entrees such as the Big Kahuna Burger with Kalua Pork & Grilled Pineapple.

WHEN: Every Tuesday night beginning at 5 p.m. Kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Bar is open until 1 a.m.
To make reservations, please call (617) 629-9500

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